Rifle and shotgun manufacturer Weatherby, Inc., will hold a grand opening to the public on Thursday, June 13, at its new facility in Sheridan, Wyoming.
Weatherby moved to Sheridan in March from Paso Robles, California. The company was founded in 1945 by Roy Weatherby in South Gate, California.
“California represents a rich history and an established legacy that I never want to forget or take for granted," said company president Adam Weatherby in a press release. "Wyoming, on the other hand, now represents a bright and promising future for Weatherby. People often ask me why we made the move. Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin.”
The grand opening will be held in the visitors center and run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Multiple auction items, including two Mark V Gold Commemorative rifles with serial numbers WY000307 and WY000003, raffles, conservation group activities, live music, and facility viewing areas will be part of the celebration. The visitor center will have historical documents, classic taxidermy, and opportunities to learn about Weatherby history.
“I am so grateful for Weatherby’s past and the rich heritage that began so many years ago in Southern California with my grandfather," Weatherby said. "I am also incredibly grateful for the state of Wyoming and the many others that helped get us to our new home.”
Weatherby is now located on the north end of Sheridan at 1550 Yellowtail Dr.
For more information on the new Sheridan facility navigate to Weatherby, Inc. social media channels and www.weatherby.com.